Nate’s Monday Morning Message 

Welcome to Nate’s Monday Morning Message! How about the 59th Annual Grammy Awards show last night? I am in awe of artists who can make music; they have a special ability to reach down into our souls and leave a mark that lasts a lifetime. I am also a bit envious of their no-fear attitudes and their courage to get on a stage to perform for thousands.

What about Adele’s mess-up? It won’t go down in history as an epic fail as some artists have had happen to them, but rather a courageous, beautiful moment that we could all relate to. How many times have you wanted a do-over? How many times have you been honest when you have made a mistake? I think mistakes are not really a “mistake” but rather an opportunity. If we learn from a mistake, then by default it can no longer be a negative. This week, let’s own our mistakes for the gifts that they present to us. There are no mistakes, only opportunities. Let’s make it a great week!


There was an old mule. One day accidentally he fell into the farmer’s well. The farmer has evaluated the situation and thought to himself, that neither the well nor the old mule was worth the efforts to save them. Thus, he decided to haul dirt to bury the old mule in the well.

So, the farmer called his neighbors and together they started to shovel dirt into the well. The old mule was terrified and hysterical in the beginning. But soon one hopeful idea came to his mind – every time when a shovel of dirt landed on his back, he would shake it off and step up!

As the farmer continue to shovel dirt into the well, the mule continued to shake it off and step up. With each shovel of dirt, he got a little closer to the top. After some time, the mule had stepped over the well‘s wall. Although terribly tired, he was the winner, he saved his own life. He decided to face his adversity positively and not to give up, and thus he won.

What seemed to bury him, actually saved him, owing to his confidence and restless efforts.



“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” - Winston Churchill

“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.” - Mark Twain

“He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.” - Muhammad Ali

“Creativity takes courage.” - Henri Matisse

“Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men.” - Confucius

Nate Martinez, RE/MAX Professionals